Recent Blog Posts

We live in a rapidly changing world where the outcomes from relentless innovation continue to affect our lives. Attempting new ingredient combinations in cooking has for example, lead to ‘salted caramel’. From a patisserie in France in the 1980’s the combination of something sweet and salty has become the rage internationally. You can even buy it on ... read more...
Posted by Kimberley Munns on IET Built Environment Sector May 24, 2016 1:49 pm BST
Rick Hartwig
‘A house that can power itself and two neighbours’ is big, ground breaking news indeed. Could this be the end of road for the power grid? This is I believe a significant step forward, even though regrettably the house is ‘off-grid’ 85% of the time. The Furrows house is unique and projects like this are to be encouraged as it has ... read more...
Posted by Hannah Uzor on IET Built Environment Sector Aug 28, 2015 10:32 am BST
Rick Hartwig
In the past few months the press has been full of the scrapping of policies in and initiatives The Green Deal is no longer being funded by the government. It was described as ‘a great idea that was poorly executed’. Further UK environment organisations criticise the government for watering down or scrapping 10 different environmental ... read more...
Posted by Hannah Uzor on IET Built Environment Sector Aug 28, 2015 10:19 am BST
Cameron Steel
Several years ago I was fortunate to be asked to take the role of Chair of the Built Environment Sector. As part of the scoping exercise for the BE Sector it was apparent that the Sector team would have to assist in increasing the IET’s body of knowledge. The most obvious way to do that was to assist by lending our collective expertise to the IET ... read more...
Posted by Hannah Uzor on IET Built Environment Sector Aug 17, 2015 3:00 pm BST
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Posted by Hannah Uzor on IET Built Environment Sector Jul 9, 2015 11:33 am BST
Blane Judd, EngTechNow
As the battery begins to fade on my smart phone my thoughts turn to recharging it. Unfortunately I've left the rather bulky transformer rectifier at home. The three pin styling albeit slim-line charger does not sit neatly in my suit pocket. As I search around for the correct model to work with my phone I'm left wondering if we had known about ... read more...
Posted by Hannah Uzor on IET Built Environment Sector Mar 30, 2015 11:08 am BST
Blane Judd, EngTechNow
As we mark our first anniversary, I am pleased that EngTechNow has been joined on our journey by some of the most important engineering employers in the country, and in the world. Indeed, this month will see major employers, infrastructure projects, and trade unions; sign a charter setting out their commitment to professionally register ... read more...
Posted by Hannah Uzor on IET Built Environment Sector Mar 3, 2015 11:41 am GMT
The IET London Young Professionals Network brings you this Engineering C hallenge 2014 event. There will be team based challenges designed to make you get creative, think on your feet and problem solve. No prior preparation is required - just get involved and bring out straightforward engineering thinking. Attendees will also ... read more...
Posted by Zoe Squires on IET Built Environment Sector Aug 13, 2014 3:35 pm BST
IoT Launchpad competition Working through Tech City UK, the Technology Strategy Board is funding a £1m competition to support IoT projects from early stage start-ups and SMEs. To be eligible, UK registered companies must be based in London or Cambridge - or working with partners within those two clusters. Projects must be business led, can be ... read more...
Posted by Zoe Squires on IET Built Environment Sector Aug 12, 2014 9:59 am BST
 Engineering Grand Challenges Initiative Following the successful 2013 Global Grand Challenges London Summit, organised by the Royal Academy of Engineering, EPSRC set out to identify Engineering Grand Challenges.  In order to start this process, EPSRC organised a two-day retreat, bringing together 25 academic, industry and ... read more...
Posted by Zoe Squires on IET Built Environment Sector Aug 12, 2014 9:33 am BST

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